American journalist John Reed journeys to Russia to document the Bolshevik Revolution and returns a revolutionary. His fervor for left-wing politics leads him to Louise Bryant, then married, who will become a feminist icon and activist. Politics at home become more complicated as the rift grows between reality and Reed's ideals. Bryant takes up with a cynical playwright, and Reed returns to Russia, where his health declines.
'An engrossing, beautifully filmed and remarkably balanced portrait of a fascinating moment in history, cleverly enhanced by the intercutting of real-life documentary interviews. Reds is everything a historian could want in a movie.' Alex Von Tunzelmann, The Guardian
This film is being screened as part of the Russian Revolution and its Aftermath course in conjunction with Lewes U3A and will be introduced by Roger Cockrell. There will be a linked discussion on Monday March 5 at 12:30 in Depot's Studio. This can be booked directly through Lewes U3A (email@example.com)